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Wednesday | Customer Interaction Solutions

College Board Unveils 'Draft' Materials for New SAT [Education Week, Bethesda, Md. :: ]

April 23--After outlining the big-picture redesign of the SAT last month, the College Board filled in the details last week with sample questions and information about the new scoring system.


Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Education

Wednesday | The Oregonian

Earth Day: UO architectural student's house idea shows sustainability and style

University of Oregon architectural student Cameron Huber designed a pitched-roof, 1,580 square foot, green house and won the perFORM 2014: A House Design Competition.


Related Topix: Ravenna (Seattle, WA), West Seattle (Seattle, WA), Rainier Valley (Seattle, WA), International District (Seattle, WA), Greenlake (Seattle, WA)

Tue Apr 22, 2014

PhysicsWeb Events

Physicists create frictionless flow by adding more friction

Friction in one part of a system can be reduced by boosting friction elsewhere. That is the curious and counterintuitive conclusion of Yasinul Karim and Eric Corwin of the University of Oregon in the US.


Track & Field News now has the Oregon women favored to win the NCAA Outdoor Championship

Oregon sprinter Jenna Prandini and the Ducks are projected to win the NCAA women's outdoor title in the latest form chart by Track & Field News.


As job prospects improve for new college grads, nearly 1 in 9 still out of work

Jiyoung Kim, left, and Loretta Fok both are seeking elementary teaching jobs to step into when they graduate from the University of Oregon this summer.


Related Topix: Oregon, Florida Atlantic University, Colorado School of Mines, Michigan State University

Bellingham Herald

Oregon art collector shares his trove at Lightcatcher exhibit

"Radical Repetition: from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his Family Foundation," shows through Aug. 17 at Whatcom Museum Lightcatcher, 250 Flora St. in Bellingham.


Related Topix: Bellingham, WA, Collecting, Life, Hobbies

Digital Post Production

Family of Oscar-Nominated, Cannes Critics Prize Winning Filmmakerand...

Who was James Blue? Revolutionary and award-winning filmmaker, rebel, and change agent for social justice James Blue died in 1980 at 49 leaving behind a remarkable legacy.


Related Topix: Libraries, Pop/Rock, The Doors, University, FL

The Winnipeg Free Press

Are we getting warmer?

Climate fiction -- or cli-fi -- is a growing branch of speculative fiction that's been gaining popularity.


Related Topix: Activism, Global Warming

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Navy SEAL, Tea Partier Who 'Shot Down Drone' Compete in GOP Primary

Former Navy SEAL Ryan Zinke, the money-raising front runner in June's Republican Congressional primary to become Montana's sole representative in the House of Representatives, says he is better able to provide leadership than the four other candidates who are seeking his party's nod to compete in this November's general election.


Related Topix: US News, Tea Party, 9

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

An American Cartoonist: History degrees and academic struggle, 1978-1999

I noted with interest the other day the awarding of a second Pulitzer Prize for History to former UC Davis Professor Alan Taylor, now at the University of Virginia.


Related Topix: UC Davis, University of Virginia, Portland State University

Tualatin Times

Online museum clicks with history students

Sustainability means different things to different people, and to prominent historian Chet Orloff, it doesn't only have to do with environmental awareness and carbon footprints.


Related Topix: New York, Portland State University

The Oregonian

A few things to keep in mind as readers weigh in on Aliotti's $250K pension from PERS

Readers had plenty to say about the recently minted public pension benefit for Nick Aliotti, the University of Oregon football team's former defensive coordinator.


Related Topix: Pension, Personal Finance

The Arbiter

Steve Moore next Professor of the Practice

Windows smashed as rioters and looters broke into the ground floor of the LA Times office, searching for valuables to steal.


Related Topix: Journalism

The Star Press

Global education program at BSU today

Yong Zhou, director of the Institute for Global and Online Education at the University of Oregon, will speak about innovative education models in the age of globalization during an address at 7 p.m. today in Emens Auditorium at Ball State University.


Related Topix: Ball State University

Sat Apr 19, 2014

Marist Red Foxes

Marist's Spencer Johnson Qualifies For Junior Nationals

STONY BROOK Marist freshman Spencer Johnson qualified for the USA Track & Field Junior Championships in the 10,000 meters on Saturday at the Wolfie Invitational, held Saturday at Stony Brook.


Related Topix: Bristol, CT

My Mother Lode

Oregon wins women's 4x100 relay at Mt SAC Relays

The University of Oregon's women's 4x100-meter relay team tied for the world lead with a time of 43.31 seconds to win the Elite Invitational division at the Mt.


Related Topix: College, AK

Hot job market for teachers, discontent over Common Core standards, angry law professor demands his raise: Top education stories of the week

After years of laying off teachers, Oregon schools are hiring again. That bit of happy news turned a lot of heads this week -- as did anger and controversy.


Santa Barbara Independent

West Papua's Riches Push Independence Further Away

I received a late-night phone call from my friend Mike who lives in Portland, Oregon.


Related Topix: Southeast Asia, World News, Indonesia, Geology, Science

Fri Apr 18, 2014

The Oregonian

Eyewitness testimony losing credibility with lawmakers, law enforcement

Oregon Supreme Court Chief Justice Thomas A. Balmer questions an attorney during arguments heard at the University of Oregon School of Law in Eugene.


Related Topix: Oregon, US News, US Supreme Court

College Boot Camp

Tucked in a corner of the 162nd Inf. Regiment Readiness Center, cadets simulate the dirty business of war under the watchful eyes of their commanding officers.

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